G-5 1.6 GHz install of Tiger Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kilowattradio, Jul 9, 2010.

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    kilowattradio

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    I have an original Tiger 10.4 install disk for a G-5 computer. When I boot up the computer with the install disk everything is fine. However when I run Disk Utility the only option I have for formatting the partitions is MS-DOS or free space. No Mac OS X formats are offered. If I run a 10.5 Install disk I am offered the options in Disk Utility to use Mac OS X HDD formatting.
    Any one have any idea what I need to do to get DU in Tiger to format the HDD in Mac OS X format? BTW, the HDD's in the unit are pre-formatted in Windows NTFS if that makes a difference. I just want to make sure Tiger supports Mac OS X format before doing anything else.

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    Hrududu

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    Why not format the drive using the 10.5 disc?
     
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    666sheep

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    Delete existing partition, create new and you'll should be able to format it to Mac. Or do what Hrududu said.
     
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    kilowattradio

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    OK Thanks. I just found out the PPC uses a different partitioning type and that is why it only offered MS-DOS or Free space.
     

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